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Professor Holly Sutherland Emeritus Professor, University of Essex

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Research Interests

Until October 2018 Holly was Director of EUROMOD, the tax-benefit microsimulation model for the European Union which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016. She has more than 30 years of experience of designing, building and using such models – the UK model she helped to develop in the mid-1980s was one of the very first anywhere – and has coordinated more than 10 international EUROMOD-related projects as well as participating in many more. She has co-authored/edited 5 books on microsimulation modelling and published widely in economics and social policy journals.

Her longstanding research interests include the gender effects of redistribution policy and child poverty measurement and analysis. Her current interests also include extending microsimulation capacity to developing countries and to groups without access to such models.

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    Displaying publications 16 - 23 of 23 in total

    1. The effect of taxes and benefits on income distribution in the EU

      Holly Sutherland, Francesco Figari, and Alari Paulus

    2. Pension incomes in the European Union: policy reform strategies in comparative perspective

      Daniela Mantovani, Fotis Papadopoulos, Holly Sutherland, et al.

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
    3. A guaranteed income for Europe's children?

      Horacio Levy, Christine Lietz, and Holly Sutherland

      1. Welfare Benefits
      2. Microsimulation
      3. Taxation
    4. EUROMOD - the tax-benefit microsimulation model for the European Union

      Holly Sutherland

    5. The Effect of Taxes and Benefits on Income Distribution

      Holly Sutherland, Alari Paulus, and Horacio Levy

    6. Household incomes and redistribution in the European Union: quantifying the equalising properties of taxes and benefits

      Herwig Immervoll, Horacio Levy, Christine Lietz, et al.

      1. Income Dynamics
      2. Microsimulation
    7. Inequality and poverty under New Labour

      Tom Sefton and Holly Sutherland

      1. Poverty
      2. Welfare Benefits
    8. EUROMOD: an integrated European tax-benefit model and indicators of work incentives

      Holly Sutherland and Herwig Immervoll


    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 49 in total

    1. Poor returns: who has been affected most by tax and benefit cuts?

    2. Health, housing, poverty: the coalition's social policy record audited

    3. Poor paying price as tax and welfare policies shift cash to rich

    4. UK coalition policies have shifted wealth to the rich

    5. UK coalition policies have shifted wealth to the rich

    6. Policy 'shifts money to better off'

    7. Coalition government has 'shifted money from poorest to better-off' through welfare cuts and tax reductions, study claims

    8. Revealed: how coalition has helped rich by hitting poor

    9. Revealed: how coalition has helped rich by hitting poor

    10. Special focus: Who is bearing the cost of austerity? A distributional analysis of six EU countries

    11. Gli invisibili senza lavoro

    12. New EUROMOD book

    13. 4.5 million Euro grant for Essex-led research

    14. Ending child poverty in a changing economy

    15. Universities: EUROMOD project

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